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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.

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California State Library
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Pyramid Oil Co. crew, world champion pullers, Oildorado Day, Taft, California, October 22, 1965. Billy Hillburn, Wally Bingham, Mat Bingham receive their trophy from Gena Fru. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Capital City Wheelmen Racing Team, 1903-1904 State Champions, Sacramento, CA, ca. 1904. Shown: Bill Hubert, Captain, standing, 2nd from left; Harley Noyes, standing, center; Harry Chas. Ventner, seated, far right; George Gorman, seated, far left.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Capital City Wheelmen Racing Team,...
California State Library
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Miss Mexico, 1953; Anaberta Lepe, 3rd runner-up to Miss Universe, Long Beach, California. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach, Beauty...
California State Library
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Rumsey's Store delivery truck, ca. 1916 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Folsom, Trucks
California State Library
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Truck with pneumatic tires custom-built for Fred Bixby by driver, Harry A. Halliday, Long Beach, California, ca. 1925. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach, Trucks
California State Library
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Picnic at Maricopa flats, Taft, California, ca. 1935. L-r: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Panusis, Fred and Charles Panusis, Margaret Gianopulos, Vasiliki Gianopulos, George and Pete Gianopulos Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Esparto School, Esparto, CA, May 27. 1927
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Schools -- Esparto, CA, Esparto School,...
Oregon and Eureka Railroad engine, Eureka, (?) California, ca. 1915. Far left, Brick Baker; far right: W. W. Pede, logging superintendent. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice
California State Library
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Frank Hirahara at Japanese internment camp, Heart Mountain, Wyoming, ca. 1942 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim, Japanese...
California State Library
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Hanging of Ah Ben, Marysville, CA, March 14, 1879. He murdered John McDaniel, owner of Marysville Race Track on Nov. 30, 1878. Sheriff Hank L. McCoy stands to Ah Ben's left, Deputy Ike N. Aldrich to his right.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Executions - Marysville, CA
Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana
by Anonymous
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Aerial Photos of Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, IN
Topics: SJC, Saint Joseph's College, Saint Joe, Saint Joe's, Rensselaer (Ind.), Rensselaer IN, Rensselaer,...
California State Library
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Sid Schilling and William Schilling with 362-pound catch, Long Beach, California, ca. 1900. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach, Fishing
Southern Pacific Train Wreck, Marysville, CA, November 10, 1906
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads - Wrecks, Marysville, CA - Train...
California State Library
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Amelia Earhart, forced to land by engine problems and transported back to Los Angeles by Standard Oil Company, Taft, California, 1932 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Sarah Brattin's Millinery Shop, Winters, CA, ca. 1912. Shown: Sarah Brattin, her son William Brattin.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Millinery Shop, Winters, CA, Winters, CA,...
California State Library
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Wai Lee and family at Thanksgiving, ca. 1970 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim,...
California State Library
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Elkhorn Ferry, Yolo County, CA, 1947
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Elkhorn Ferry, Yolo County, CA
California State Library
by Frederick-Burkett Foto Service
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Automobile-related businesses, Sacramento, CA, September 4, 1935. Fred P. Fritz and William H. Bartlett shops were at 1615 J Street; Sadler Brothers Tire Company, in background, was at 911 16th Street.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Streets -- Sacramento, CA, Buildings --...
California State Library
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Folsom Prison warden, Clarence Larkin entering the first gate, Folsom, CA, ca. 1930. He was killed during a 1937 prison riot. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Folsom, Folsom...
California State Library
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Skydivers posing on plane over Taft, California, ca. 1970. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Vic Borrecco, Ed Bingham, Margo Brown (Miss Kern County), Glenn Black, Taft, California, 1956. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
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Fox Senator Theater, 912 K Street, Sacramento, CA, ca. 1953
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Fox Senator Theater, Sacramento, CA,...
California State Library
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At Shipyard 3, Reliance Steel Co., Richmond, CA, 1941
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Richmond, Shipyards
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Fox Theater reopening, Taft, California, May 1, 1951. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Joe Irwin and brother-in-law Mike Irwin, Long Beach, California, ca. 1951. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach, Beach...
California State Library
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Jerry Lee and his 1961 Mercury at Fort Ord, CA, September, 1961. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County,...
Elsie(9), Jenny, and Johnny(12) Olvera fixing Mexican-American food, Richmond, CA, ca. 1945
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Richmond
California State Library
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Winthrop Guyan Meade and Lettie Meade at the Pike amusement part, Long Beach, California, ca. 1908. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach, Beach...
California State Library
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Amy, Hortencia, and Lila Montoya costumed for audition in movie Waikiki Wedding, 1938
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier, Children
Central City Public Library Yearbooks
by Central City High School (Central City, NE)
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Central City High School (Central City, NE) yearbook, 1977.
Topics: Bison, The Bison, 1977 Yearbooks, Central City, Nebraska, Central City Public Library, Central City...
California State Library
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Tom the mountain lion hugging Gordon Brong, who started the Folsom Zoo, Folsom, CA Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Folsom, Folsom Zoo,...
Granny Mildred Tubbs, with birthday flowers from grandson Sonny Tubbs, Kern County, California, August, 1972 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Frazier Park, Kern...
California State Library
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Aerial view looking East across Sacramento River, up J Street, Sacramento, CA, ca. 1932
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Sacramento, CA -- Views
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Majestic Ballroom, Pike and Cedar, Long Beach, California, 1939. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach,...
California State Library
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Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 2200 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA, August 21, 1936
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Buildings -- Sacramento, CA, Coca--Cola...
California State Library
by Frederick-Burkett Foto Service
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Baseball team, Sacramento High School, Sacramento, CA, April 12, 1928
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Baseball -- Sacramento, CA, Sacramento High...
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Karen Karasawa on her bicycle, East Whittier, CA, June, 1974
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier,...
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Rose Veyna in front of the Veyna Restaurant, 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, California, 1951 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim
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Blacksmith shop at Natoma Company headquarters, at present Blue Ravine Road and Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA, ca. 1930. Shown: standing l-r: Bill Dortie, manager Harry Oats, John Whelan, Marion Davies, Lloyd (Red) Whelan; seated: Kid Rough, John Fulk, Hugh Briggs. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Folsom, Blacksmiths
California State Library
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Owl's Barn, a local area bar in Lockwood Valley, Kern County, California, February, 1962 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Frazier Park, Kern...
Two girls and a dog, Taft, California. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Safeway Store, 6th and Vern Street, Taft, California, ca. 1930. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
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Barbara Avila Lopez on Christmas, Riverside, California, ca. 1994. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Riverside, Christmas
California State Library
by Shikle, J. C.
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Southern Pacific Railroad train wreck, Woodland, CA, October 5, 1906
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Southern Pacific Railroad, Railroads --...
California State Library
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Baeza family watching the moon landing on TV, Whittier, CA, July 20, 1969
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier, Family...
California State Library
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Heart Mountain Camera Club at Heart Mountain Japanese internment Camp, Wyoming, ca. 1942. Frank Hirahara, Sr., 2nd from left. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim, Japanese...
California State Library
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Vogue Theater, 6th and B Streets, Oxnard, CA, ca. 1950. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Oxnard, Vogue...
California State Library
by Betzsoldt Studio, Aaheim, Califoria
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Veyna family portrait; l-r: Antionio, Anselma Chaires, Julia, Merced, Chonita, Placido, ca. 1930, Anaheim, California Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim, Family...
California State Library
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Rio automobile on the Mascot Lease on 25 Hill, Taft, California, ca. 1912 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Antonio and Nico Veyna at the beach, ca. 1938 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiapreservationservice, californialightandsound, Shades of California -- Anaheim, Beach...
California State Library
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Sidney Bunce with salmon, on Eel River, Scotia, California, prior to 1944 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice
California State Library
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Dr. Schultz, Mr. Mackey, and Mr. Henshaw with oil rig, December 29, 1944. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Second and fourth generations of the Donlon family at the Donlon farmhouse, El Rio, CA. Elderly lady in 2nd row, 2nd from right is Gramma Henny - Katherine Dempsey Henderson. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Oxnard, Family...
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At home on Easter, Long Beach, California, 1972. L-r: Keith, Janet, Beverly, and Barbara Elgin. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach, Family...
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Students at U.S. Olympics, Long Beach, California, 1932. Second row, in light suit: Jigoro Kano, founder of judo; front row, right: Joseph Odagiri, first black belt in U.S. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach, Judo,...
California State Library
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Fourth round, during which heavyweight Sam Langford knocked out Kid Lester of Taft, California, in the Pavilion stadium, Taft, California, October, 1913 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
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Donald and Richard Lim with other boys and Roy Rogers when he kept horses in Sutter County, CA, ca. 1940. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County,...
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Assembly line at Santiago Orange Growers Association, 325 N. Cypress, Orange, California, ca, 1948.L-r: Licha Ruth Ortega, Carol Garcia, Georgia Garcia, Helen Poblano, Jenny Ramirez, Esther Poblano. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim
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Cone Brothers Chevrolet garage, Anaheim, California, 1927. Bob Freek on left, Paul Muro on right. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim
California State Library
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Hay bales being loaded onto barge on Sacramento River, Yolo County, CA
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, River Garden Farms, Yolo County, CA, Hay...
California State Library
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Tom Coe wrestling at De Anza High School, Richmond, CA, ca. 1969
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Richmond, Wrestling
California State Library
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Don Burtis in his first car, Yuba City, CA, ca. 1934. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County,...
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Two men with tractor; on tractor: Jim Jordan, Oxnard, CA, December 4, 1953. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Oxnard, Tractors
California State Library
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Ken Chandler, Vic Lopez, and Bill Newton at Whittier high School, Whittier, CA, 1946
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier, Students
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Soishi Kusumoto in his barber shop, Anaheim, California, ca. 1918 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim, Barbers
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Police officer Joe Olvera on motorcycle, Richmond, CA, ca. 1947
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Richmond, Police...
California State Library
by Frederick-Burkett Foto Service
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Folsom Boulevard and 52nd Street; market at 5200 Folsom Blvd. owned by Charles McKown; Sacramento, CA, October 1, 1929
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Sacramento, CA -- Views
Railroad Bridge at Knights Landing, CA. View toward Knights Landing; Snowball Mansion in background
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Bridges -- Knights Landing, CA, Snowball...
California State Library
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Filming The Waltons television series at the old Cuddy house, Kern County, California, October 18, 1973 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Frazier Park, Kern...
Cleo ?, Charlie Winn, and Marilyn Madison at park in Frazier Park, Kern County, California, 1947 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Frazier Park, Kern...
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Aerial view of Yuba City, CA, December, 1938
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Yuba City, CA - Views
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Charles E. Hill (right) and friend, Placerville, CA, ca. 1895 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Folsom
California State Library
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Oil rig workers on 25 Hill, Taft, California, ca. 1977. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
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Olive Schmidt inside family photography store, Taft, California, 1935? Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
California State Library
by Frederick-Burkett Foto Service
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Looking West on H Street at 17th Street; Casa del Rey Apartments at 826 17 Street on left; Sacramento, CA, April 26, 1929
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Sacramento, CA -- Views